OSP FO# 11-193

AGENCY: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

PROGRAM: Digital Innovation Fellowships

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding for faculty members to spend an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may: address a consequential scholarly question through new research methods, new ways of representing the knowledge produced by research, or both; create new digital research resources; increase the scholarly utility of existing digital resources by developing new means of aggregating, navigating, searching, or analyzing those resources; propose to analyze and reflect upon the new forms of knowledge creation and representation made possible by the digital transformation of scholarship. The projects of successful applicants should help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works.

Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; classics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology; religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies. Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political theory). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group. These fellowships are available to scholars at all stages of their careers.

Please see the program announcement below for further program details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Fellowships require a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to September 28, 2011 and U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application.

DEADLINE: September 28, 2011, 9PM Eastern

FUNDING INFORMATION: The ACLS will award up to six ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships in this competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000 towards an academic year’s leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000. The ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended as salary replacement and may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay up to an amount equal to the candidate’s current academic year salary. Institutional indirect costs will not be covered.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Cynthia Mueller
Manager
Office of Fellowships and Grants
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6795
Telephone: (212) 697-1505 (ext. 136)
Fax: (212) 949-8058
Email: cmueller@acls.org
Web: http://www.acls.org/programs/digital/

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted using the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system, which can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org.

Complete program guidelines may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.